HQP Leadership Grants

Upcoming Workshops


CGSI 2017 – May 2, 2017 – Toronto, Canada

Led by: Ms. Zahra Kharal, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

CGSI 2017 is a Conference on GFRP-Reinforced Concrete towards Sustainable Infrastructure. This conference aims to create an interactive experience between attendees and speakers and ensure that the technology transfer from research labs to practice is successful to make GFRP more acceptable in the field for future sustainable construction.


SIBS 17 – May 30, 2017 – Vancouver, Canada

Led by: Mr. Mohammed Farooq, PhD Candidate, University of Vancouver

SIBS17 will be a combination of, a series of seminars from experts from industry and academia, graduate student poster presentations, and a demonstration workshop for an overall balanced enrichment of students and young professionals. The workshop will demonstrate of some of the sensors used in civil engineering such as accelerometers, temperature sensors for indoor air quality & ventilation, intelligent transportation & vehicle systems etc.


SuSWaM 2017 – June 29, 2017 – Montreal, Canada

Led by: Mr. Christopher Nzediegwu, PhD Candidate, McGill University

The purpose of this workshop will be to gather people from the academics, communities and industries, and motivate them on entrepreneurial skills that will enable them start their own business. With a theme on sustainable solid waste management, the event will provide useful information that will encourage participants to gradually commercialize their research ideas in the context of solid waste management.


Water: Challenges and Opportunities – July 24-25, 2017 – Edmonton, Canada

Led by: Mr. Wei Zhang, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta

The workshop will be held to promote communication and cooperation between Indian and Canadian water sector and is a great platform to exchange ideas and offer solutions for challenges in rural and First Nation communities.  The 2-day event will also explore entrepreneurial and commercialization opportunities in the water sector and how students and researchers can drive innovation.


Smart Water Irrigation – Aug 2, 2017 – Edmonton, Canada

Led by: Mr. Farhad Ismail, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta

This one-day event will be organized to understand the current technology used in the irrigation systems for agriculture and for sports field in Canada and in India. The researchers and the experts involved in this activity have experience and prospective in this area. The workshop will be dedicated to the discussion on the issues related to the use of technologies for improving and utilization of water resources.


Smart City X – September 23-24, 2017 – Montreal, Canada

Led by: Mr. Shervin Khazaeli, PhD Candidate, Concordia University

Smart City X is a student-led workshop dedicated to smart systems and sensors and their applications in the monitoring of infrastructures, water resources, and public health. Distinguished speakers from academia and related industries will shed light on corresponding challenges while participants will develop their knowledge and skills across various sectors.